A delegation from HMCSR participated in the "International Conference on the Conservation and Use of Socio-Economically Important Wild Plants in the Fertile Crescent" that was held in Amman from 8th to 9th of April 2014.
As part of the FP7-funded BOT-ERA Project, the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan organized the International Conference on the Conservation and Use of Socio-Economically Important Wild Plants in the Fertile Crescent on April 8th and 9th 2014.
The Conference was opened under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Ali who decided to create the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan to preserve native plants and ecosystems, and promote biodiversity research and environmental learning.
The first day was held in the Landmark Hotel in Amman. The second day was an excursion to the Royal Botanic Garden in Tell Ar-Rumman, approximately 25 km north of Amman.
Speakers included experts from the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan, NCARE, Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew, University of Birmingham, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), Bioversity International, ICARDA and the European Commission
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